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'It's not rocket science': Mass hand washing, not hysteria, will prevent spread of COVID-19

'It's not rocket science': Mass hand washing, not hysteria, will prevent spread of COVID-19

Forgo the frenzied hoarding of toilet paper, hand sanitizer and masks in the face of a potential COVID-19 pandemic, urge infectious disease experts who say the key to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus is close at hand.
March Break approaches as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic

March Break approaches as WHO declares COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, days before Chatham-Kent residents are preparing for March Break travels.
Federal child-care cash linked to daycare fee drop in some cities, study says

Federal child-care cash linked to daycare fee drop in some cities, study says

OTTAWA — A new report says federal spending on child care has eased costs in a handful of cities countrywide when the cash was used to reduce fees.
Greenpeace founder says overconsuming is in our DNA

Greenpeace founder says overconsuming is in our DNA

Humans are simply following evolutionary instinct as they escalate the climate change crisis and push biodiversity to the brink of collapse, says a noted environmentalist and co-founder of Greenpeace International.
Powell River man sentenced for assaulting police, stealing credit card

Powell River man sentenced for assaulting police, stealing credit card

Kane Anthony Crosfield, 29, pleaded guilty March 10 to charges of assaulting a peace office with a weapon, possessing and using a stolen credit card, possession of stolen property over $5,000, escaping from lawful custody, and dangerous operation of
Moe says no “panicky decisions” to be made around delayed budget proposition

Moe says no “panicky decisions” to be made around delayed budget proposition

Opposition leader Ryan Meili called on Premier Scott Moe to delay the budget due to the recent drop in oil prices and the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe.
Missing Miles: Body of young man who disappeared on Cortes Island found

Missing Miles: Body of young man who disappeared on Cortes Island found

A month to the day he went missing, a young man’s body was brought out the woods on Cortes Island and home to his family. A local search team on the island discovered human remains March 5 and contacted police at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Fort St. John takes part in provincial homeless count

Fort St. John takes part in provincial homeless count

Fifty volunteers hit the street Wednesday for Fort St. John's 2020 homeless count, following up on a provincial initiative started in 2018.
Missing Miles: A month after a young Cortes Island man disappears, family and friends are still searching

Missing Miles: A month after a young Cortes Island man disappears, family and friends are still searching

A post by Miles Meester’s family on the website dedicated to finding him after he vanished almost a month ago captures everything his loved ones are enduring.
Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

Supreme Court declines to hear appeal in Alberta public sector union case

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court won't hear a case involving the rights of public-sector workers in Alberta in a labour dispute with that province's government.
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